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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:29 am

With bird mum way up in the tree not very happy with Miera so close to her nest!

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If we drove by at that moment we would have missed her sitting in that tree!!!
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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:31 am

Finally on the ground she made very sure how far that lioness was from her!!!

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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:31 am

And then she made a beeline for the road.............

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Addison1205 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:40 am

This leopard was our first sighting on the first day of our first trip to KTP. :think:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:46 pm

I have missed so many updates due to the notifications that didn't come through a while ago! Thank you for all the updates wanderw, AstroMatt and Lion Queen, also for the stunning pictures! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:04 pm

wow good news... good update :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by arks » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:08 am

Addison1205 wrote:This leopard was our first sighting on the first day of our first trip to KTP. :think:

Is there a photo, because I can't see one :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:32 am

Hi Addison1205!
Your leo pic is not visible here. If you need help, please pm me, we would love to see your leopard.Thanks! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:17 am

An update on the leopard sightings: ( Part 1)

Auchterlonie Female - she seems to like the Nossob side these days! -She was seen at Samevloeiing on 01/12/2015, then at Leeudril on 02/01/2016 at 19.05.
Safran - seen 3.5km south of Polentswa on 28/11/15 at 19.11.
Rosa AND cub :dance: - seen on 15/11/15 at 7am, north of Grootkolk.
Namabies - seen at Eland waterhole on 16/12/15 at 7.11am.
Tswana - Namabies's mom - also seen at Eland but on 10/01/16.
Miera - seen on 18/12/15 at 9.15am at Gemsbokplein, then on 22/12/15,just past Batulama waterhole, and the most recent - with Masego on 10/01/16 at 10.am , 1km south of Batulama.
Masego - seen at Montrose on 28/11/15, and 3km north of Gemsbokplein on 01/01/16 at 5.30pm, then again on 05/01/16 between Batulama and Montrose at 7am, with a wild cat kill.
Itumeleng - seen between Urikaruus camp and 14th Borehole in December(seems to move back and forth), latest sightin on 23/01/16 2km south of Dalkeith.
Barolong - seen on 20/12/15, 25/12/15 and 31/12/15 at Urikaruus camp.
Dakotah - seen on 19/12/15 at Urikaruus camp.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:07 am

Wonderful updates!!! Thank you wanderw :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:16 am

Leopard sightings update: (Part 2)
Boroko - seen at Bitterpan on 10/12/15 at 22.40.
Warona - seen at Rooiputs waterhole on 20/12/15 at 5.30am.
Balete - seen at Kaspersdraai and Cheleka waterholes in December 2015, and Cheleka waterhole on 07/01/16, 10/01/16, 11/01/16 and again on 15/01/16, with a wound on her neck. We are hoping her cub(s) are alright?
N!xau - seen at Polentswa in January 2016.
Kham - seen at Grootkolk waterhole on 31/12/15.
And last but not least - we have had a report of what looks like a new leopard - seen on 09/12/15 at Union's End. Awaiting more details of this sighting. :pray:

That is all the current sightings for now! Good leo sightings in the December/January period. :dance:

Historical Sightings
Two historical sightings were reported recently :dance: - one of Khomani (Dec 2002) and one of Kanna( Feb 2004) The sighting of Kanna, who was Langklaas's and Rosa's mother, pre dates our oldest known sighting of her by 2.5 years. She clearly looks like an adult in the images and so we can revise a minimum age estimate for her to around 11 years old. This shows how important historical sightings are for the project. If you haven't done so before, we urge you to please report your historical sightings - either by posting your sightings on this thread, or reporting via the link at the end of this post. Many thanks! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:43 am

Wonderful news about the possible new leopard sighting!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:33 pm

Another small update: :wink:
Masego - seen at Batulama on 06/02/16
And... a new historical male was seen with Kanna's historical sighting reported in my previous post - AstroMatt will include him in the next edition of the ID guide.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:22 pm

Great feedback, thanks wanderw! :clap: :clap:
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